Jo Mensinga

Jo Mensinga

Speaker

During her 15 years in direct practice, Jo specialised in relationship counselling but was also actively involved in women’s issues, child abuse and domestic violence. She has researched in the area of social work professional practice including child protection decision-making, mentoring, supervision practices, and practitioner learning and development. Jo has also explored social work career choice and decision-making processes. From this collection of work Jo has developed an interest in body-reflexivity. Jo is a qualified yoga teacher with a diploma from the International Yoga Teachers Association. She has undertaken study tours to the United States and Italy examining trauma and its impact on professional reflection and the use of yoga as an intervention. Jo has published in qualitative inquiry, social work education, and practice and learning journals. She is the author of the book Quilting Professional Stories: A Gendered Experience of Choosing Social Work as a Career which arose from her Masters studies. She is on the editorial board of the international Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning and provides professional supervision and mentoring to human service workers in both government and non-government settings. To know more about Jo, Go to http://www.jcu.edu.au/sass/swcw/jcuprd_016473.html